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Symantec Commands Over 70 Percent of SSL Certificates on World’s Top 1,000 Domains

March 29, 2011 by · Comments Off on Symantec Commands Over 70 Percent of SSL Certificates on World’s Top 1,000 Domains 

Web Hosting BlogMOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC) today announced that its Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificates are found on more than 70 percent of the Internet’s top 1,000 SSL-using websites while its closest competitor sits with just 4 percent. The Alexa Netcraft Index is a monthly snapshot of SSL Certificate use among the Internet’s most frequently visited sites. Symantec’s family of dominant SSL brands includes VeriSign, GeoTrust, Thawte, RapidSSL and TC Trust Center.

This month’s report comes amid high profile discussions – from the social networks to the halls of power in Washington, D.C. – on the necessity for greater SSL implementation across the Internet’s Web properties. Concerns over rogue hotspots and related man-in-the-middle (MITM) attacks have given rise to an extension of SSL protection to Web sessions beyond login and transactional pages. Read more

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